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Title: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: Steve - K4HX on April 01, 2013, 07:26:52 PM
WS4B - Brad, Tampa, FL FT-102, SB220, 5/9+10-20
WD5JKO - Jim, Round Rock, TX, G76, GSB201, 5/9 to 5/9+10
KD6OS - Ralph, Porum, OK, 5/9 to 5/9+10
N2XD - John, Franklin, NC, S7 about 70% copy
WA2ROC - Dick, Durham, NC, no copy, too close to my location


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: Steve - K4HX on April 01, 2013, 08:12:52 PM
Good group from about 7PM ET. All signed by about 8:15 PM. The band remained intact the entire time and no QRM.


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: WS4B on April 01, 2013, 08:46:46 PM
TYVM for posting Steve!   :)


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: Steve - K4HX on April 01, 2013, 09:42:50 PM
I was still hearing you and Jim very well when we signed. I'm sure we could have continued on for quite some time. I tuned down the band and heard many strong stateside stations on SSB. A little further down the band was OD5ZZ booming in from Lebanon and a VK6 coming in on the long path.


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: DMOD on April 02, 2013, 12:40:53 PM
I called CQ about 5:30 CDST on 14.325 because of a SSB QSO going on at 14.332 but received no responses.

I found the band to be extremely noisy and QSB.

I did hear you guys off and on but felt conditions were too iffy to break in.

Phil - AC0OB


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: Steve - K4HX on April 03, 2013, 12:29:03 PM
Hey, give it shot next time. I figured I would be PW running just 30 watts. But three of the group heard me FB. Ya never know.   ;)


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: DMOD on April 04, 2013, 03:01:02 PM
Hey, give it shot next time. I figured I would be PW running just 30 watts. But three of the group heard me FB. Ya never know.   ;)

Interesting. When I did hear you Steve I thought you had to be running at least 250W since you peaked at 10/S9 here in CR.


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: Pete, WA2CWA on April 04, 2013, 04:05:42 PM

Interesting. When I did hear you Steve I thought you had to be running at least 250W since you peaked at 10/S9 here in CR.

WoW! Costa Rica


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: WS4B on April 04, 2013, 09:50:25 PM
Interesting. When I did hear you Steve I thought you had to be running at least 250W since you peaked at 10/S9 here in CR.

Steve was putting out an excellent signal at low power, and has his wire antennas working very well. He was peaking S-9 here in Florida, with not that much QSB. Equally impressive is how he has the FT-1000 sounding on AM. Very FB!


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: Steve - K4HX on April 04, 2013, 10:26:54 PM
The check is in the mail.  ;D


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: WD5JKO on April 08, 2013, 07:44:42 AM

I cannot attend tonights net..on a business trip. Have fun Y'all!

WD5JKO


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: w8fax on April 09, 2013, 06:06:46 AM
Nary a peep here in Dayton,OH. I didnt get to listen last night, but did last week...Al/W8FAX


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: WS4B on April 09, 2013, 01:49:50 PM

I cannot attend tonights net..on a business trip. Have fun Y'all!

WD5JKO

Sorry you couldn't make it Jim, darn good turn out.

KD6OS (Ralph -OK) Net control as he could copy everyone at his location.
W7IUC (Norm - TN)
N2XD (John - NC)
WA2ROC (Dick - NC)
W8GPA (Rupe -OH)
W4UMH (Howard - FL)
W9AD (Dave - IL) at home QTH, not in Mexico.
N1VIV (Joe - CT)
KS2AM (Sam - NJ)
and myself of course.....


Norm had his beam pointed west most of the net looking for west coast check-ins, without ever hearing a response. Net finished up around 8:30 Eastern. Then Dave (W6PSS) and Pete (W1HCE) broke in for a bit, and everything concluded at about 8:50 Eastern.

Have fun next Monday evening guys, I have a meeting that evening that I know is going to run long and I can't make it. See ya in two weeks!


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: WA2ROC on April 15, 2013, 09:38:21 AM
Won't be on the net tonite.  Gotta go out and get a new phone. 

Maybe next week


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: Steve - K4HX on April 15, 2013, 07:23:55 PM
Group on 14330 now.

WD5JKO
W7UIC
N2XD
W2IQK
K4HX


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: Steve - K4HX on April 15, 2013, 07:54:05 PM
Added to the group.

W8GTA
KF0TW/Mobile
K5IIA


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: Steve - K4HX on April 15, 2013, 08:17:13 PM
Add KA5WHO


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: WD5JKO on April 22, 2013, 09:39:08 PM
OK, Monday April 22nd 14.330 net lasted about an hour and a half. The band took a dip in propagation for a while, and then came back near the end at 8:30 PM eastern.

The check-ins included:

W8GPA
KD6OS
N2XD
W8FAX
WA2ROC
W2IQK
ZF2SJ
W9AD
WD5JKO

Not too bad actually. It was worth the trip to 20M AM...

Look again next Monday around 7PM Eastern time


Jim
WD5JKO



Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: w8fax on April 23, 2013, 06:18:18 AM
I must have checked in just in time for the prop to drop. I could here you ,Jim, great, and I could tell others were in there, but that was about it. Will try again next week and maybe cdx will be a little better...73 and thanks for doing the net....Al/W8FAX


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: WS4B on April 29, 2013, 09:57:29 PM
It felt real good to be back after missing the past two weeks. Condx were fair tonight, until towards the end of the net when signals picked up quite nicely. With that brought two Spanish speaking operators that parked right on .330 USB, that were peaking S-9 to me here in Florida as mentioned on another thread. They refused to move for about 20 minutes, but thankfully then went QRT.

Check-ins were:
W8GPA (Rupe)
WD5JKO (Jim)
WA2ROC (Dick)
W2IQK (Carl)
KD6OS (Ralph)
Timtron
K4HX (Steve)
KS2AM (Sam)
and me. :)

The net finished up about 8:20 eastern. Same time, same frequency next week. Vy 73


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: WA2ROC on May 06, 2013, 02:09:00 PM
We're having T-Storms all this evening so I may have to miss this weeks session, unless the weatherman is wrong....


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: w8fax on May 06, 2013, 04:51:43 PM
Not looking good here either...Al


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: WS4B on May 07, 2013, 03:31:12 PM
Wild prorogation last night! Signals one moment would be in the mud, and then S-9 or even S-9+. Check-ins were:

W8GPA (Rupe)
W9AD (Dave)
W2IQK (Carl)
KD4RSX (Randall)
W8BOX (Tom)
KD6OS (Ralph)
WA2ROC (Dick)
KA1QIY (Joe)
N1VIV (Joe)
and myself.

Net ended at around 8:20 eastern, as the band seemed to begin to go out at that time.


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: WS4B on May 20, 2013, 08:21:39 AM
FYI - I have a meeting this evening, and cannot make the net. Have fun all, I'll be back next week!


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: WA2ROC on May 20, 2013, 02:10:35 PM
T-Storms around the area tonight, making operation questionable.  I'll give it a try though.  Can't promise anything though.


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: W2VW on May 20, 2013, 07:07:36 PM
On now with Dave W9AD. Signals OK.


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: WA2ROC on May 21, 2013, 06:56:21 AM
I believe I heard you down in the noise, but not strong enough to attempt a call.  Lots of lightning noise here so I shut everything down.


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: W2VW on May 21, 2013, 08:26:24 AM
I believe I heard you down in the noise, but not strong enough to attempt a call.  Lots of lightning noise here so I shut everything down.

Lots of QRN. Really steady. Had a nice talk with Dave. Joe N1VIV joined. Dave relayed via recording.

First time back on 20 from my QTH in a long time.


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: WD5JKO on June 03, 2013, 09:31:12 PM

We had a good Monday Evening 20M AM Net today. Some of the signals were spectacular. We`were all on 14,325 tonight since 14,330 was busy at Net time.

Check-ins included:

WA2ROC
KD6OS
WA1HLR
WD5JKO
KB2WIG
KD4UMU
N2XD
WB4BFS
WA4MAO
KA4KOE

QSO's continued until 9:30PM EST

Jim
WD5JKO


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: ka4koe on June 04, 2013, 10:15:59 AM
I'll use the D104 next time as Timtron said the EV638 sounded like I had a "sock in my mouth". Started feeling better so I trudged upstairs and began throwing switches.


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: w4bfs on June 04, 2013, 10:42:52 AM
I'll use the D104 next time as Timtron said the EV638 sounded like I had a "sock in my mouth". Started feeling better so I trudged upstairs and began throwing switches.

thats using time efficiently, Feeleep  .... talk on the radio and get yer laundary done, all at the same time ...73


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: ka4koe on June 05, 2013, 06:44:38 PM
That's a unique and creative way to look at it. Excelsior, OM!


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: WD5JKO on June 09, 2013, 08:34:06 PM

 I am on a business trip so I will not make tomorrows "Monday Evening 20M AM Net". We had a good turn out last week, so step up folks, check in, and also if a tall ship, pause for check-ins before turning it around.

Jim
WD5JKO


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: ka4koe on June 10, 2013, 07:04:43 PM
Strong bow echo tstorm overhead right now. Cannot get on air for obvious reasons.


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: WD5JKO on June 17, 2013, 10:01:35 PM

The Monday Evening 20M AM Net Report, 14,330 Khz @ ~7 PM Eastern.

  Tonight the group was a bit small, and there was short skip. For the first time I could hear Ralph KD6OS, about a 400 mile hop from Round Rock, Tx. to Porum, Ok.

The check-ins included:

KD6OS
WA4NJY
W9AD
W2IQK
WD5JKO

Conditions were variable, and the Tall ship at my QTH was Dave, W9AD (S9) followed by Kyle W2IQK (S7). Ralph and Ed were S4-S7 with rapid QSB.

Jim
WD5JKO


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: ka4koe on June 17, 2013, 10:58:21 PM
Replaced blown caps this evening. Maybe we'll be on next week.

Philip


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: WA2ROC on June 24, 2013, 10:44:36 AM
Back from vacation and will try to get on the air tonight, thunder storms permitting.....


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: ka4koe on June 24, 2013, 11:34:20 AM
Should be on tonight at 1900 local, IF there are no tstorms banging away over my head.

Philip


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: Pete, WA2CWA on June 25, 2013, 02:00:48 AM
Had a great QSO with W0VMC and WA1HLR on 14.330 lat night about 9 PM EDT. KB2WIG and WA2ROC were also in there but couldn't hear them. Tim and Robert both had 20 over 9 plus signals in NJ. Tim was even strong off the back of the beam.


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: WD5JKO on June 25, 2013, 07:30:00 AM
Had a great QSO with W0VMC and WA1HLR on 14.330 lat night about 9 PM EDT. KB2WIG and WA2ROC were also in there but couldn't hear them. Tim and Robert both had 20 over 9 plus signals in NJ. Tim was even strong off the back of the beam.

Pete,

   I had signed out before you checked in. At first you were in the noise, but after 2 or 3 transmissions you built up to S9+ in Texas.

   There was a big group last night over a 2 hour period. I logged the following stations from Round Rock, Texas:

N2XD
W0LS
KA4KOE
AC0OB
KD4UMU
W0VMC
WA1HLR
WA2ROC
KJ4QVJ
VE6CQ
W6TSJ (first west coast check in this year!)
WA1UQM
KB2WIG
WD5JKO

The group went from Net mode to round table mode, to split frequency mode, back to net mode. It was all fun. At one point the "Tron" gave a dissertation on making a beam antenna.

Jim
WD5JKO


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: ka4koe on June 25, 2013, 08:19:45 AM
Split freek was my fault; I think I bumped the VFO knob on the beast whilst redipping the plate.


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: Pete, WA2CWA on June 25, 2013, 05:45:03 PM
Had a great QSO with W0VMC and WA1HLR on 14.330 lat night about 9 PM EDT. KB2WIG and WA2ROC were also in there but couldn't hear them. Tim and Robert both had 20 over 9 plus signals in NJ. Tim was even strong off the back of the beam.

Pete,

   I had signed out before you checked in. At first you were in the noise, but after 2 or 3 transmissions you built up to S9+ in Texas.

   There was a big group last night over a 2 hour period. I logged the following stations from Round Rock, Texas:

N2XD
W0LS
KA4KOE
AC0OB
KD4UMU
W0VMC
WA1HLR
WA2ROC
KJ4QVJ
VE6CQ
W6TSJ (first west coast check in this year!)
WA1UQM
KB2WIG
WD5JKO

The group went from Net mode to round table mode, to split frequency mode, back to net mode. It was all fun. At one point the "Tron" gave a dissertation on making a beam antenna.

Jim
WD5JKO

I didn't fire up until late; I was crawling around the roof cleaning out the gutters earlier in the evening. Not sure how many of the stations listed I would have been able to hear or work. I did work AC0OB several weeks ago when I checked in. The 20 meter skip can be funking at times plus I think the "K" Index last night was 8 or 10. And, my tower was fully nested so the tri-bander was only about 35 feet off the ground. I did hear Robert, W0VMC, later that evening on 40 meters but he wasn't as strong. Working Maine to NJ at any time on 20 meters is not a common occurrence.


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: ka4koe on July 01, 2013, 01:00:34 PM
I'll be on tonight if there isn't a tstorm over my lil punkin' haid. We've been getting late afternoon showers almost every day for the past week.


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: Steve - K4HX on July 01, 2013, 08:03:52 PM
Good conditions. So far...

WD5JKO, Jim, TX, 5/9+
WA1HLR, Tim, ME 59+20
KB1VWC, Steve, MA, 59+10/15
KD4UMU, Dan, KY, 59+10
EI9JF, Nick, 59+10!
W9AD, Dave, IL, 59


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: Steve - K4HX on July 01, 2013, 08:13:15 PM
KA4KOE, Phil, I can't hear you but it's cool you're getting to work Ireland on AM.

UMU up to +20 now!


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: Steve - K4HX on July 01, 2013, 08:35:45 PM
Phil, I'm hearing you now. 5/9  to 5/9+.   :)


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: KD0HUX on July 02, 2013, 06:48:20 AM
 NO  PROPAGATION :( IN THE CENTRAL STATES LAST NIGHT :(  SLOPBUCKETS OR AM


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: WD5JKO on July 03, 2013, 09:49:36 AM
NO  PROPAGATION :( IN THE CENTRAL STATES LAST NIGHT :(  SLOPBUCKETS OR AM

  It was frustrating in that people seemed to be hearing me, but those same stations were right at my noise level. Only Timtron broke above the noise floor. I could hear Nicky from Ireland, but there was a rapid flutter on him. He was stronger then many stateside stations that I usually hear well.

Maybe next week will be different.

Jim
WD5JKO


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: Steve - K4HX on July 03, 2013, 10:32:12 AM
The conditions were quite interesting. The last time I was on with the group was about a month ago. I could not hear WA1HLR at all. This time he was loud - 20/25 over 9. I could not hear stations in TN and KY a month ago. This time KD4UMU in KY was 20 over 9! Later in the evening, I could hear Phil, KA4KOE in GA. So the shorter skip was working FB. But at the same time Nick was loud from Ireland, so longer skip was working well too. Jim, I was hearing you but you were not as strong as in the past.
 
Should be fun to see how the propagation works throughout the summer.


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: W2VW on July 03, 2013, 11:47:29 AM
I was only able to listen this week. Heard W7IUC/4 IIRC calling CQ a few times then move down to .320 to work a KP4 split mode. Also heard Phillip but not as strong as previous weeks.

Bucket net was active on 332.


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: DMOD on July 03, 2013, 12:20:43 PM
NO  PROPAGATION :( IN THE CENTRAL STATES LAST NIGHT :(  SLOPBUCKETS OR AM

I got on .330 early and spoke briefly with John, WA4NJY and Norm, W7IUC, but the noise level and QSB were bad.

I did hear David, W9AD, Tim WA1HLR, Phil KA4KOE, and Joe, N1VIV but no joy trying to get them.

At one point some SSB'er came and on and I went to SSB and announced there was an ongoing AM QSO, but overall, conditions here in the midwest were terrible.

Phil - AC0OB


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: WD5JKO on July 08, 2013, 10:29:14 PM

We had a nice turn out tonight. The band was better then last week.

The check-ins included:

WA1HLR, Tim
W8GPA, Rupe
N2XD, John
W0HRO, Ken
WA3SXX, Rich
WB0SND, Mike, "SND Tubes"
WA2ROC, Dick
AC0OB, Phil
WD5JKO

We all said fond things about Dave, W6PSS who cannot get on the air at his new QTH. Dave had always put out a good signal from the St. Louis area.

Jim
WD5JKO

 


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: WD5JKO on July 15, 2013, 11:49:36 PM

The Monday Evening 20M AM Net (get together?) Report, (7-15-2013), 14,330 Khz @ ~4 PM West Coast time, 7 PM Eastern.

Tonight's get together was really interesting. At first I had poor copy of the W4's, while some other QSO's ocurred in the NE at the same time, all  on 14,330. As time passed, things got better, and we had a huge group. Here is a sampling:

K4BKC
KA4KOE
KB1NFS
W9AD
WA1HLR
K7GUD, Idaho
W0VMC
W1GUD
K1KW, The tall ship tonight
W0HRO
WA2S
KD0OZS, Wyoming
WA2CWA
NILG
KI4GMH
W0LS
WA2ROC
WD5JKO

  There was some discussion about whether we should be more into net mode, or more into QSO mode where folks talk, and then turn it to whoever they hear that hasn't talked in a while. Unfortunately, some folks got left out, and with the propagation varying, it was hard to keep things moving without occasional missing someone.

  Perhaps with a group growing this large, we should have instead splintered off +/- 10 Khz either side. Comments welcome.

Jim
WD5JKO

 


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: ka4koe on July 15, 2013, 11:58:23 PM
A index was 27. That makes for terrible conditions.


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: ka4koe on July 23, 2013, 12:45:27 PM
22 July 2013 Net:

I mentioned that K4SMN was ditch fishing at her parents, due to heavy rains overflowing ponds, etc. See the attached photo. No joking on this one.

Philip


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: WD5JKO on July 23, 2013, 07:32:53 PM

Last nights "Monday Evening 20M AM "Gathering":

I got in for a while last night. It was going when I checked in, and still going when I checked out. Initially we were on 14,326 and later moved back to 14,330.

Some of the stations last night include, but are not limited to:

The big 4:

W0VMC
WA1HLR
K1KW
N2X2

Others:

KB1VWC
KA4KOE
WB0SND
KD6OS
WA2ROC
W0LS
VE6CQ
W5JAY
WD5JKO

And several others....

One thing, Chuck K1KW suggested we consider 20M AM more then just Monday evening. From my perspective, it seems that 14,286 is pretty void of AM, and often crowded with nearby SSB stations. Therefore I wonder how 14,330 is on other nights, and weekends? Maybe folks can add 14,330 to their radio presets, and check it once in a while as well as call that occasional CQ.

Jim
WD5JKO


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: ka4koe on July 23, 2013, 10:34:34 PM
Dern it. I hate being a peanut whistle station.


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: WD5JKO on July 30, 2013, 07:14:27 AM
Dern it. I hate being a peanut whistle station.

   Phillip, before the band crapped out last night, your signal peaked into the "Tall Ship" category.  We did miss the Valiant's shifty VFO though.  :P

Last night (7/29) we had a good turn out again, although propagation resulted in several stations hearing only one person (me).

Logins included:

KA4KOE*
WA1HLR
W0VMC*
W8GPA*
W9AD
W0LS*
KB1VWC
N2XD*
W3FDK
W5JAY
WD5JKO

* Tall Ships at my QTH in Round Rock, Texas

Stations were in there until at least 10:30PM EST, that is over 3 1/2 hours!

Jim
WD5JKO


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: ka4koe on July 30, 2013, 08:04:14 AM
Mother Propagation makes giants of us all from time to time.

Equipment in use last night:

Flex 5000a @ 19w carrier
SGC SG500 running 100-110W carrier
Samson Gtrack Condenser Microphone
All band "L", 60' high, 85' long, 6-50' radials over very conductive ground (near swamp here)

Got the RF shield over the VFO and replaced filament filter caps for the 2nd time, and now the mudulator in the Valiant has up and quit again. I think the dern microphone connector is acting up.

A squall line forced me off the air. Timmy and I were both hammered last night.

Philip
(One "L" type)


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: Pete, WA2CWA on July 30, 2013, 10:45:09 AM
Timmy and I were both hammered last night.

Philip
(One "L" type)

Aspirin and a large glass of tomato juice can help that condition.


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: w4bfs on July 30, 2013, 11:26:14 AM
Timmy and I were both hammered last night.

Philip
(One "L" type)

Aspirin and a large glass of tomato juice can help that condition.

fighter jocks I knew would whiff extra oxygen


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: KB2WIG on July 30, 2013, 12:19:41 PM
Again, I had no value on 20m last night.

Propigation has been suspect. Last week, W0vmc was the channel master and last night he was an S9. W1gud was peaking at 50/9 on my Icom, W6tsj was around an S3 and didn't seem to be able to break in. wa1HLR has been so/so the last few weeks. I just don't know.


klc


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: Pete, WA2CWA on July 30, 2013, 03:04:22 PM
Again, I had no value on 20m last night.

Propigation has been suspect. Last week, W0vmc was the channel master and last night he was an S9. W1gud was peaking at 50/9 on my Icom, W6tsj was around an S3 and didn't seem to be able to break in. wa1HLR has been so/so the last few weeks. I just don't know.
klc

The only station I could hear that even moved my S-meter was WD5JKO. All the rest were either so far into the noise even with the product detector on, or there was nothing to hear when they were transmitting.


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: W2VW on July 30, 2013, 05:44:41 PM
Again, I had no value on 20m last night.

Propigation has been suspect. Last week, W0vmc was the channel master and last night he was an S9. W1gud was peaking at 50/9 on my Icom, W6tsj was around an S3 and didn't seem to be able to break in. wa1HLR has been so/so the last few weeks. I just don't know.
klc

The only station I could hear that even moved my S-meter was WD5JKO. All the rest were either so far into the noise even with the product detector on, or there was nothing to hear when they were transmitting.


Listened here for a while and heard a carrier or 2. Nothing with enough to demodulate.


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: WD5JKO on July 31, 2013, 07:09:46 AM
Listened here for a while and heard a carrier or 2. Nothing with enough to demodulate.

  I have two antennas here. One is an OCF drooping dipole (135' long) up about 35' in the center, and the other is a 16' wide X 8' high rectangular loop orientated as a vertical loop and  fed at the top left corner with OWL.

 The plane of both antennas is east-west. The noise floor on the OCF is about 'S5', and the loop is about 'S1'. Several stations like Rupe (W8GPA) hear me 1-2 'S' units stronger on the loop. The founder of this "Net", Brad WS4B heard me 1-2 "S' units stronger on the OCF from his Florida QTH. His location was in the plane of the loop, and therefore at the "null".

  The reason I can hear so many of the stations is my location, and the low noise floor with that simple loop. The bottom of the loop is only 8' off the ground. If I had to use the OCF exclusively, then I might only copy a third of the stations that I have been copying with the loop.

Jim
WD5JKO


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: WA2ROC on August 05, 2013, 07:53:13 PM
Listening around 14.330 now and only one weak carrier heard


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: W2JRO on August 05, 2013, 09:01:45 PM
just came up from the shack and heard the same weak carrier, I thought it might have been just a spur.
I heard a few SSB signals on the band and few CW sigs, but that's about it.


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: WD5JKO on August 05, 2013, 11:03:46 PM


Monday Evening 20m AM Gathering, August 5th, 2013

   I got in late, and had about a 45 minute contact with Timmy, WA1HLR. Signals varied from S1 to S9, but mostly S3-4. Still Tim was Q5. Tim said he worked a few stations before I got on.

  20M was really poor tonight for stateside contacts.

Jim
WD5JKO


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: W2VW on August 06, 2013, 08:29:44 AM
Only thing I was able to hear last night was Jim JKO, the carrier which was on a long time and a few crickets.


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: KL7OF on August 06, 2013, 09:06:27 AM
Band seems dead out west.....only static and very few sigs....


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: wb1ead on August 07, 2013, 10:35:48 AM
Been reading most of these posts..very interesting indeed!..used this same freq or thereabouts with contacts with G3YPZ quite awhile ago..as a matter of fact I talked to the local "gang" this morning and it was agreed we would give this a shot this evening..Wednesday the 7th at 7:00pm EST 14.330 give or take..posting here as it would be neat to have others join in as well..will be on solid state as the connecting cables for the Heath/National not ready yet.....maybe c ya there!     73 de DAVE


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: WA2ROC on August 07, 2013, 11:21:48 AM
I will try to be listening at 7:30 EDST on 14.330 AM, maybe a bit later.  Viking II and HQ-170 or my Apache/Mohawk combo


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: KL7OF on August 07, 2013, 12:13:04 PM
I will give a listen from the west side.....My homebrew rig is xtal controlled and I usually operate on 14286 kcs......I have a crystal for 14332 kcs that is prolly close enuf for others to hear me if condx exist.....


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: wb1ead on August 08, 2013, 11:41:49 AM
It was a tuff go..I was late as the XYL took me out for supper..however I did manage to listen from 7:35 EST on..just a horrendous noise coming from static crashes and a very distorted spanish station and company..I moved up and down from 14.330 and discovered 14.340 and up to the edge were VERY quite..so I gave a shout several times but no luk..the rest of the local "gang" did manage to have a 'Q" on 330 earlier but left b/4 I got on..did hear K1KW Chuck calling CQ on 14.286..at 10 to 20 over here..didn't hear me but he did pick up a N1CQ op in his home state and carried on.......we will try once more this evening with a peek at 14.340 if 330 is busy agn............73 de DAVE


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: KL7OF on August 12, 2013, 10:15:33 PM
Listening now....Iheard  w9ad...wa1hlr...w5jay...ve6cq...All PW lots of static crashes...I broke in..Dave heard me and turned it to me....I blew a fuse in the dx 40 driver..You guys prolly wouldn't hear me any how...I am xtal controlled on 14.332...Next Monday...


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: WD5JKO on August 13, 2013, 10:54:07 AM


Monday Evening 20m AM Gathering, August 12, 2013

 I got in late, and left early. Conditions for a change were excellent with many reporting S9+20 to S9+40 signals. As the adjacent channel stuff slowly went away, some opened up the xmit and receive bandwidth. To me it was like 10M in cycle 21. I have an Icom R8500 receiver (HF/VHF/UHF), and it has a calibrated S-meter, and a 12 Khz BW option for AM. It is rare to open up the BW and still have good S/N ratio. Many stations had really good audio that cannot be appreciated in a 6 Khz BW.

The check-ins included but are not limited to:

W9AD
WA2ROC
WA1HLR
K1KW
AB4AN
KD6OS
W0LS
W0VMC
KI4JMH
N2XD
KD0ZS
W5JAY
WB1VWC
K0EOO
VE6CQ
WD5JKO

A historic night!

Jim
WD5JKO


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: Steve - K4HX on August 13, 2013, 09:01:41 PM
Wow! What a crew. I need to get back on there!


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: WA2ROC on August 14, 2013, 08:06:33 AM
I believe it was the first time that a number of folks could hear and speak to a lot of other folks on the net.  And quite a few new folks checked in too.

See y'all next Monday nite.


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: WD5JKO on August 20, 2013, 07:33:51 AM

Monday Evening 20m AM Gathering, August 19, 2013

Last night we broke a record with 20 check-ins over nearly 3 hours, 6-9pm Central Time.

I logged the following participants:

W9DIK
K1KW
W0LS
KD0ZS
WA1HLR
K14JMH
W4BAY
W5JAY
KF7IYP
WA2ROC
KB1VWC
W3AM/4
W7CPA
WA2CWA
KW1I
VE6CQ
W0VMC
AB4AN
?????? A guy in Austin, Texas with a Hamstick on a F150
WD5JKO

Chuck K1KW took a leadership role since virtually everyone copies him. He made the role call several times, and then later turned over the task to Robert W0VMC. Good job guys...

A good night on 20m AM.

Jim
WD5JKO


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: K9PNP on August 20, 2013, 04:28:10 PM
Tried to check in last night, but guess nobody was copying my Viking II.  Could copy K1KW with the RF gain all the way down on the HQ-170.  Though about disconnecting from the antenna relay and using a clip lead on the receiver.  Maybe next week. 


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: KB2WIG on August 20, 2013, 09:05:15 PM
M,

Yeahh, some nights are like that. I think k1kw and someone in Cal did a coast to caost. I tried from around 7p local to around 930P and no one copied me.
But I still have value

klc


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: WD5JKO on August 21, 2013, 07:44:40 AM
Tried to check in last night, but guess nobody was copying my Viking II.  Could copy K1KW with the RF gain all the way down on the HQ-170.  Though about disconnecting from the antenna relay and using a clip lead on the receiver.  Maybe next week. 
M,

Yeahh, some nights are like that. I think k1kw and someone in Cal did a coast to caost. I tried from around 7p local to around 930P and no one copied me.
But I still have value

klc

   It is unfortunate you guys did not get in. 20m propagation is funny, and this kind of thing happens. Many of the folks up north from me copied each other via back scatter. For example when Tim HLR raised power 4X, that allowed Chuck K1KW to copy him. To accomplish this, power and antenna gain are needed.

  From my end in Texas, I got into the group running 55 watts into my vertical loop. I do admit there were times I heard weak hetrodynes when folks turned it over to someone else. From my end, they were all too weak to copy. I will try better given the chance to get some of those stations picked up.

  Another option is to spin up or down 10 Khz and call CQ. Someone will hear you, or those with an SDR receiver will see you, and might move over and hook up with you.

Jim
WD5JKO


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: KL7OF on August 26, 2013, 06:48:31 PM
Tum Tum, WA....2242 Z...14286 kcs....Worked into the midwest with 400 watts carrier...static, deep slow QSB,  Yl ssb net on 14332....I will be monitoring and calling on 14286 off and on this afternoon and evening.
  We have thunderstorms in the area .........


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: WD5JKO on August 27, 2013, 07:00:06 AM


Tum Tum, WA....2242 Z...14286 kcs....Worked into the midwest with 400 watts carrier...static, deep slow QSB,  Yl ssb net on 14332....I will be monitoring and calling on 14286 off and on this afternoon and evening.
  We have thunderstorms in the area .........


We finally worked you last night Steve on 14,330Khz. At first you were in the noise, and then later you were booming in.


The Monday Evening AM Gathering 6-9 PM CST, 14,330:


Conditions were decent, and we had a good group. I got in late, and left early. Here is my partial list of stations that came by to check in:

W5JAY
W4BFS
KF7IYP
KD6OS
K1KW
WA1HLR
W9AD
WA2ROC
KL7OF
W8GPA
W1GUD/4
WB1EAD
W0LS
W0VMC
KB2WIG
W5DT/1
W2IMX
WD5JKO
And several others........

A good get together. It will be interesting to see how propagation holds as the daylight hours decrease. Last year we disbanded the group in late fall since we lost propagation right after dark.

Jim
WD5JKO



Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: wb1ead on August 27, 2013, 10:23:27 AM
Glad I made it!..made a few contacts Aug 22nd but conditions were excellent last nite..especially delighted to hear Steve out there in Tum Tum..someone should send ya a xtal for .330..nah all it takes is a slight twist of the dial and ur signal was S9+ Steve..gud to hear most of the regulars we've wrkd on 15mtrs..fellas you really should try this on 20mtrs..the prop path there is far greater overall than 80 or 40 as a rule..now if we could only get 15mtrs to do the same at that time of day..well..hmnn?  73 de DAVE


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: KB2WIG on August 27, 2013, 11:26:56 AM
The big Voices from last night...

W0LS  40/9

W0VMC  10/9

WD5JKO S9

Honorable mention --
 
KL7OF  around S3 with QSB

All this is with my IC746 and  the 80m dipole two half waves in phase @ 30 feet.
Maybe I'll get them half waves up a bit higher.

klc


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: wb1ead on September 02, 2013, 10:03:02 AM
I'm thinking what with it being Labor Day and all..there should be a fairly large turnout tonite..hopefully we in the North East can be there..thunder boomers and heavy rain at the moment..also may I suggest one of you "middle of the country" ops sorta lead the way as far as checking in and being hoid..Harry W0LS along with Robert W0VMC did a fine job last Monday sorting things out..in any event keep ur powder dry and we'll try and make it           73 de DAVE


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: WD5JKO on September 02, 2013, 09:30:03 PM


The Monday Evening AM Gathering 6-9 PM CST, 14,330:

Conditions were long, and later shortened up. Many stations that heard each other the last few weeks could not do that tonight. At my location in Texas, I had decent copy on most.

The check-ins included:

KB1VWC
VE6CQ
WA1HLR
N0BD
W9AD
KL7OF
W0LS
W4BFS
KD4UMU
WA2ROC
N9EFJ
WD5JKO

The "Dirty Dozen"... ;D

Jim
WD5JKO


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: N9EFJ on September 03, 2013, 07:39:58 PM
Glad I got on last night.

I could only hear 2 stations; WD5JKO and WA1HLR.
Both were 10 over most of the time.

Would appreciate anyone recording my station
so I can make improvements. Email to carl@n9efj.net

The wire antenna was full of static and difficult to tune
for 20.  I Used my vertical
Penetrator- 22 ft. Noise was S5-6. I plan to work on
the wire and shorten it up some.

No BA's here. TS-940 and NCL-2000.
Got an Apache but can't man handle 'em anymore.

Thanks for letting me check in. I'll be back...

Carl


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: ka4koe on September 25, 2013, 01:56:02 PM
IF all goes as planned, I should be back on the air for next week's net. I have just a little more work to do to get the antenna installation finished.

I've missed AM and being on the air in general. Watching Eric get started has pleased me immensely.

Philip
KA4KOE

POST

Got the nasty bug on Thursday and felt terrible until late Sunday afternoon. Didn't get Jack antenna work (or Jill) done this weekend as I spent most of it in bed.


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: WD5JKO on October 04, 2013, 07:46:18 AM
  Yesterday I got a nice letter in the mail (USPS) from a SWL named Joe who lives in New Hampshire.

  Joe has been listening to the Monday evening 14,330 group for a year now on a Lafayette HA-600 receiver.

 Here are a few quotes:

"I've been listening to the net for about a year now, and checking on the results on AMFONE site at the library computer"

"Haven't noticed any up to date posting...shouldn't always be you!!"
-> Joe, my thoughts exactly!! There might be a "smug" factor in play here.. ;)

"The best signals heard (Oct 1) were W9AD, W0LS, and KE7TRP"

"I think K1KW might be about 75 miles away from here. Can't figure why he comes in???? (He's too close!)"
-> Joe, check Chucks QRZ page..

" Miss some of the original group that started this...WS4B, N2XD, and KD6OS...where are they?"

The letter really touched me, and makes me want to participate this coming Monday night.

Jim
WD5JKO
 


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: WD5JKO on October 07, 2013, 10:11:28 PM
The Monday Evening AM Gathering 6-9 PM CST, 14,330:

Tonight the group was still going strong after 8:30 PM CST when I turned off the equipment. The "Tron", WA1HLR was carrying on with multiple stations in California.

I'm sure I am missing a bunch of stations, but these are in my log:

WA1HLR - Big Signal with that Lazy H
W9AD    - Dave, always a good sounding signal. When Dave exits, there is no one left to zero beat with!
WA2ROC - Dick had some rig troubles, but came back later with a big signal
W7IUC/4 - Now Norm could still be 40/9 when 10 Khz high in frequency....Big signal!
KE7TRP  - Clark had a spectacular strapping signal..400 watts into 4 elements at 60' has something to do with that.
W5QAP
KB1VWC
WA2IQK
KE7HLO Edit VE7HLO
W6OZI
WB6QKO
W6RXK
WD5JKO

I hope Joe the SWL was listening  8)

Jim
WD5JKO


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: VE7HLO on October 07, 2013, 10:36:08 PM
The Monday Evening AM Gathering 6-9 PM CST, 14,330:

Tonight the group was still going strong after 8:30 PM CST when I turned off the equipment. The "Tron", WA1HLR was carrying on with multiple stations in California.

I'm sure I am missing a bunch of stations, but these are in my log:

WA1HLR - Big Signal with that Lazy H
W9AD    - Dave, always a good sounding signal. When Dave exits, there is no one left to zero beat with!
WA2ROC - Dick had some rig troubles, but came back later with a big signal
W7IUC/4 - Now Norm could still be 40/9 when 10 Khz high in frequency....Big signal!
KE7TRP  - Clark had a spectacular strapping signal..400 watts into 4 elements at 60' has something to do with that.
W5QAP
KB1VWC
WA2IQK
KE7HLO
W6OZI
WB6QKO
W6RXK
WD5JKO

I hope Joe the SWL was listening  8)

Jim
WD5JKO

Hi Jim,

Just a correction.  You got my call wrong.  Its VE7HLO not KE7HLO.  Hello from the West Coast of Canada in Surrey BC Canada.  I am amazed that anybody heard me with my flea power dx60b.  I am looking forward to partaking in the group.  Next time I will throw my DX100 on or my Viking Ranger II with my 2 813s in grounded grid.  I am also thinking about pulling a 20 meter delta loop up the spruce tree in my back yard instead of tuning up the 450 ohm line fed 80 meter doublet.

73 DE VE7HLO
Ron


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: WD5JKO on October 08, 2013, 07:18:52 AM

Hi Jim,

Just a correction.  You got my call wrong.  Its VE7HLO not KE7HLO.  Hello from the West Coast of Canada in Surrey BC Canada.  I am amazed that anybody heard me with my flea power dx60b.  I am looking forward to partaking in the group.  Next time I will throw my DX100 on or my Viking Ranger II with my 2 813s in grounded grid.  I am also thinking about pulling a 20 meter delta loop up the spruce tree in my back yard instead of tuning up the 450 ohm line fed 80 meter doublet.

73 DE VE7HLO
Ron

  Sorry about that Ron. Hey, maybe you could report on who you heard, and how well from VE7 land?

Jim
WD5JKO


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: WD5JKO on October 15, 2013, 12:00:12 AM

The Monday Evening AM Gathering 6-9 PM CST, 14,330:

  I got on the frequency late, and here are the stations I logged, or heard other folks respond to:

KA4KOE, I could here you in there Phil, but just barely.
W9AD, Big signal Dave!
W7IUC /4 - Norm you were the "Tall Ship" tonight
K1ETP, nice signal from the NE. Sorry Rich but I think the world series will be the Tigers versus the Cardinals.  :P
WA1HLR, Big signal, but falling asleep at the mic... :'(
KD6OS
KB1VWC, Steve I could here you, but rapid QSB took away the audio
KD0ZS, Nice signal from Chuck in Cheyenne, Wyo.
W4KTM
KJ4NQY
WA2ROC, Dick your VFO was like a ROCk tonight
W5QAP
W9AJF
WA0YVW
WD5JKO

Also, I hope our SWL friend, Joe from NH had good copy from many stations.

Jim
Wd5JKO


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: ka4koe on October 15, 2013, 07:58:02 AM
A index was 14 (absorption). I could barely hear anyone west of the Mississippi. It's great to be on the air again!

Philip


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: WD5JKO on October 22, 2013, 07:27:19 AM

The Monday Evening AM Gathering 6-9 PM CST, 14,330:

Last night we had a real treat. We had two groups (14330 and 14340), quickly changing propagation, and some heavy SSB QRM that came and went like a brief storm. We persevered, hung on, and the experience for many was a bunch of fun. 

I logged the following stations on 14,330:

W7IUC
WA1HLR
K1KW
N8ITF
W9AD
W5QAP
N0RMB
N1HCE
WA2ROC
KE7TRP
K1ETP
KB1VWC
KD0OZS
KL7OF
WD5JKO

At one point during some SSB QRM, somebody (W9AD?) broadcast the famous Astabula bill, W8VYZ quote, "There Ain't a Slop Bucket in North America that can Bother Me!" It was true too, as all the SSB stations that came on top of us quickly fizzled out, or moved away...those that moved up were surprised to find another AM QSO on 14,340!  :P

Also, I hope our SWL friend, Joe from NH had good copy from many stations.

Jim
WD5JKO


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: ka4koe on October 22, 2013, 07:44:31 AM
HLR and I were chatting amongst ourselves for a full half hour on 340. I regaled him with humorous anecdotes about my life in general.

Philip
KA4KOE


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: DMOD on October 22, 2013, 12:06:44 PM
I wanted to join Jim but I had a close slop bucket group on 14.332 that would just not go away.

This bunch seems to run a net all day and then they have to chatter all night. It was disapointing.

Phil - AC0OB



Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: KL7OF on October 22, 2013, 07:59:51 PM
14.332 is the YL SSB SYSTEM freq...


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: DMOD on October 22, 2013, 08:33:06 PM
14.332 is the YL SSB SYSTEM freq...

Yes I know and they can't seem to take a hint.


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: VE3LYX on October 25, 2013, 06:22:12 AM
Up here I have yet to hear AM on 20M. Just finished initial build on a homebrew tube rig for 20M AM. Am hoping I get to use it.
Don


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: WD5JKO on October 25, 2013, 05:24:42 PM

Don,

   Just listen on Monday nights. There is often a dozen or more stations on between 14,330 and 14,340. You say that"real radios glow in the dark." Well the picture you attached shows the image of a radio in the dark, and it is not glowing!  :P

I'd love to see it, and also hear it...

Jim
WD5JKO


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: N4zed on October 25, 2013, 07:26:19 PM
Is that a CD player just above the VFO label ??   ;)


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: VE3LYX on October 25, 2013, 08:03:18 PM
Nope,
I mounted the VFO cap rescued from a 1920s neutrodyne under the chassis near the VFO coil and a bit away from the front of the chassis. I was trying to eliminate any hand effects (And I was successful too) I cut the slot in the front panel and used a old 4 inch plastic dial from a 1930s radio for tuning. Because of the large diameter (4 inch) the amount the cap plates actually move is much less then the movement of the edge of the old dial. It gives me enuf control to tune it right on without the use of a vernier drive. I will pretty it up some and make up a thicker disc but essentially it is a poor mans vernier drive.  Bigger the drive wheel or knob the smaller the cap variation for the same amount of knob movement. (at the outside edge)
Don


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: WA2ROC on October 28, 2013, 09:04:11 AM
Won't be available tonight.  Hockey game between our Hurricanes and Pittsburgh Penguins at PNC center in Raleigh.

See y'all next week....


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: ka4koe on October 28, 2013, 07:40:00 PM
Got original low grid current "fixed". Then the Valiant starts blowing fuses. Scratching my head as of 7:38 PM. Seriously ready to toss this transmitter. So needless to say, I won't make the net.

Philip


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: VE3LYX on October 29, 2013, 05:10:12 AM
Didn't hear diddly in AM today. Did call a couple of times on 14286. Also listened up on 310 to 330.
What is the right time to listen.
The PA of this rig will also tune 40M and 15M . Maybe I should add a couple of osc coils and a switch. I suppose I could tap this osc coil at both ends (Hartley feeds cathode from centre tap) which would allow ventures upward. Might be able to make 40M with a extra parallel cap. I can get down to 8.7 mcs now. Anyway I will listen again . Only Mondays?
Is there any AM from European Hams?
Don


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: WD5JKO on October 29, 2013, 07:04:53 AM
Didn't hear diddly in AM today. Did call a couple of times on 14286. Also listened up on 310 to 330.
What is the right time to listen.
Anyway I will listen again . Only Mondays?
Is there any AM from European Hams?
Don

  Don,
 
  Activity last night started at about 5:30 PM Central time (UTC - 06:00). There has been activity other days, and sometimes 8 PM or later, mostly around 14,330-340. We have had some European ham check-ins; I recall one from Ireland that checked in over the summer.

Jim
Wd5JKO
Jim


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: WD5JKO on October 29, 2013, 07:19:16 AM

The Monday Evening AM Gathering 6-9 PM CST, 14,330:

Last night was a mixture of good and bad. The good part is we had Liz K4GHT check-in. She had a great signal into Texas. As for the bad, SSB interference persisted. We moved down to 14,229 to allow some room between us and that other net on 14,332. That was a HUGE mistake since an extremely strong station decided to camp out on 14,330.  :'(  As result, things got chaotic resulting in many just going away.

The check-ins included:

KE7TRP
K4GHT
W9AD
K7IUC/4
KB1VWC
W0VMC
K9GAS
KL7OF
KD0ZS
KI4MLN
WD5JKO

I think we should hold our ground on 14,330. Every time we move (several times now) it seems like a SSB station parks themselves right where we were, and that is usually 1-2 khz from us.

We had many drifting VFO's last night that moved 3 Khz or more in under a minute transmitting. Maybe we should start grinding some of those old 40M Novice crystals to 7165?  :-[

http://amfone.net/Amforum/index.php?topic=34260.0

Jim
Wd5JKO


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: KL7OF on October 29, 2013, 10:02:36 AM
It was difficult yesterday...Condx weren't very good out west..I had some problems getting on freq as I was using a new SDR and I had not calibrated it yet.....(I still haven't figured out how to do it).....I heard some of the eastern stations start out strong and then fade into the noise and take a long time to come back...DEEP QSB..14332 has been the YL SSB FREQ forever and they aren't going to move for us...I wouldn't ask them to..I would suggest we move up higher to 14340 or 14345...I am no longer xtal controlled and I think I was the last holdout ...I changed to a VFO controlled driver for my 20 M rig just so we could move around ...When this gathering of 20M AMers works, it is a lot of fun and always interesting...Thanks for the report Jim....Over


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: ka4koe on October 29, 2013, 10:24:30 AM
Jim.....you think YOU had it tough!!???

:)

PAN


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: ka4koe on November 05, 2013, 07:56:13 AM
Was listening last night as I tried to repair the Valiant. W0LS sounded like a local on the R388. Didn't hear many others. I think with the time change propagation is worsening. The net may wish to move to 2300Z now.

Philip


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: WA2ROC on November 05, 2013, 08:48:12 AM
I talked to several mid-westerners and a few far westerners, but the east coast crew was not heard at all, at least at my QTH. 

And Jim WD5JKO wasn't there either.

Better luck next week folks....


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: KL7OF on November 05, 2013, 09:08:14 AM
W0LS..
KZ5Q...
The only 2 strong sigs I heard...There were others but the QSB was deep and slow..Very poor condx... I called in once but nobody heard me...


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: ka4koe on November 11, 2013, 10:19:32 PM
Propagation in the sewer. Didn't hear anything from Georgia this evening.

PAN


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: WZ5Q on November 12, 2013, 07:48:48 AM
Great Conditions last night down here in the Southern Swamps of Louisiana.
Had some great QSO's with some incredible signals from the following Outlaws...

WA1HLR - Tim was 40db over S9
W0LS - Harry was 30dB over S9
KB1VWC - Steve was S9
K1KW - Chuck was 50dB over S9 on his Low Angle Take Off Config - WOW!   8)
W7MD - Damon was 20dB over S9
K1ETP - Rich was 15dB over S9
WB1EAD - Dave was S9
W7CPA - Randy was 20dB over S9

We were on 14.328Mc due to Traffic up the band at the beginning.


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: WD5JKO on November 12, 2013, 12:12:14 PM


I got in pretty late myself, and by then the signals were good. I could here you Mike a little bit. The rest of the guys, Randy (W7...), K1ETP, and KIKW were full quieting in central Texas.

Jim
WD5JKO


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: WA2ROC on November 12, 2013, 12:35:31 PM
I tuned in about 7:30 local time and heard Damon and Mike.  Nothing from Tim HLR or anyone else.  Stayed around until 8 PM, heard nothing new and powered down.

Shoulda waited...


Maybe next time gang!



Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: ka4koe on November 12, 2013, 01:03:19 PM
Huh....must have had an RF suck field over Ga last night.


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: WD5JKO on November 12, 2013, 05:00:56 PM
Huh....must have had an RF suck field over Ga last night.

 That forth screw holding the Valiant cover on must be the long one, and extends into the receive side of the T/R relay... ;D

Jim
WD5JKO


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: WD5JKO on November 18, 2013, 09:29:30 PM


The Monday Evening AM Gathering 6-9 PM CST, 14,330:

We had some long skip tonight. The group was small, and each station could only hear 1 or two others. We ended up moving to 40M to 7285 then 7290.

Stations showing up that I am aware of on 20M:

W9AD / in Mexico
WA1HLR
K4GHT Liz
W7MD
W0LS
K1KW
WD5JKO

Then on 40M we had:

KD0ZS
WA2PJP
K1KW
N0BD
KB1VWC
WD5JKO

Signals were good on 40M until the BC stations started popping up. The fellows in the NE were too close for much copy amongst themselves.

Jim
Wd5JKO


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: WD5JKO on November 25, 2013, 08:52:37 PM


The Monday Evening AM Gathering 6 PM CST, 14,330:

Terrible was a good word for 20M propagation tonight.

Heard KE7TRP, K1KW, and briefly talked to them. Signals in the noise, S3-S5 at best with rapid QSB.

Chuck and I ended up again on 7290, but that too was poor.

Chuck might put out some calls on 20M AM next Monday afternoon. I'll be at work.

Looks like The Monday evening group is disbanding due to crappy night time propagation until next spring.

Jim
WD5JKO



Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: KL7OF on November 25, 2013, 09:19:04 PM
Condx were pretty crummy .....I heard K1KW but even he was PW....


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: WZ5Q on November 26, 2013, 06:27:30 AM

Condx were just horrid down in the swamps.
I could just hear some stations under the noise floor but couldn't make out their calls or the sonics of there voice to tell who they were. 

No one came back to my calls. :(


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: WA2ROC on November 26, 2013, 06:48:21 AM
I heard several carriers down at the noise floor and a 6 land station that was about an S7, and I believe I heard Jim WD5JKO down there somewhere.

Maybe 7290 is the place to be this time of year.


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: KL7OF on November 26, 2013, 07:49:21 AM
I wouldn't give up on 20 so easily....We could start earlier in the afternoon and go to 14325 to avoid  the YLSSB net...


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: WD5JKO on December 02, 2013, 11:42:16 PM


  I called a few CQ's at 6:15 PM CST. Nothing heard, and the band seemed pretty dead.

RIP Monday night 20M AM Net....till springtime..

Jim
Wd5JKO


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: WZ5Q on December 03, 2013, 01:57:35 AM

Listened on and off from 5:30PM to 7:00PM CST and nothing heard from either side of the Swamps of Louisiana.


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: ka4koe on December 03, 2013, 03:18:55 PM
The YL Net is on all the time it seems AND I don't hear a lot of YLs on it? Is it me or what?


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: DMOD on December 16, 2013, 07:40:33 PM
I had a short QSO with Larry (KE1S) about 6:20 CST on 14.328, before the band went belly up. Band noise and QSB really bad.

My Henry 2k-4 is back up after a flashover in one of the 3-500Z Chinese tubes.

Now running on the original Eimacs until I can get another pair.

Phil - AC0OB


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: n1eu on December 17, 2013, 09:33:39 AM
I was told that there was an AM group meeting Monday eves 6PM EST 14.330 but heard nothing last night.

73, Barry N1EU


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: WA2ROC on December 17, 2013, 10:06:51 AM
We did meet every Monday evening until the 20 meter band started to hit the dumper recently.  Guess everyone is waiting for more sunlight and Springtime.

Thanks for the interest and keep watching here for updates.


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: WD5JKO on December 17, 2013, 04:19:40 PM

I got on too last night at about 7:30 CST...Band was dead end to end..except for a few RFI Birdies in my neighborhood. Went to 40M (7290), it was better, but down about 20 DB from normal.

Jim
Wd5JKO


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: N2XD on March 10, 2014, 09:57:44 AM
Anyone up for trying 20 tonite around 7pm eastern?

John N2XD


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: WA2ROC on March 10, 2014, 10:05:08 AM
I'll try but you may be too close.  Lets see what happens.  Maybe JKO will join us....


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: ka4koe on March 10, 2014, 12:43:16 PM
If I can get upstairs then I'm game. I have house company all this week.


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: KB2WIG on March 10, 2014, 07:21:37 PM
Thars a SSB qso on 14329. I can hear a 5 land station on AM, but cant copy through the qrm.  1120 UTC aka 720 EDT.

klc


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: ka4koe on March 10, 2014, 07:36:42 PM
335 seems clear. I'm calling there.


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: WA2ROC on March 11, 2014, 07:10:12 AM
I got to the shack at about 7:15 last night and heard several SSB QSO's on .325, .330 and .335, or thereabouts.  Listened until 8 PM and heard several tune-up carriers, but they too were SSB tuner-uppers.

Didn't hear any carriers under the SSBers.

Oh well.......


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: ka4koe on March 11, 2014, 07:44:46 AM
Got on and called CQ in a brief lull in the slop bucket action. Gave up shortly thereafter.


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: WD5JKO on March 11, 2014, 07:45:09 AM

I put out several calls on 14330, and 14288. I tried to squeeze between some massive SSB signals that seemed wider then I was. Many seemed to have lots of LSB energy that was garbled IMD. I could not hear my spot signal unless I disconnected the antenna.

Went to 7290 then 7293. Had a good round table with KD60S, N2XD, and WD7F. I was pivot man, signals good. Later on, I heard Timtron working several stations.


20M was a bust.

Jim
Wd5JKO


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: W8ACR on March 11, 2014, 08:24:23 AM
I had a nice 30 min AM QSO on 14330 from about 9:30 to 10:00 PM local time. I called CQ and got an answer on my third call. One station in Ohio, and another one in BC Canada. Signals were excellent, then rapid QSB, then gone in the span of about a minute. But it was great while it lasted. Second QSO on the new 20M AM RF deck. Was running about 300W carrier. Dipole antenna. Good reports. The station in BC was QRP and Q5.


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: ka4koe on March 12, 2014, 10:25:15 AM
We need to enlist Timmy or one of the other guys/gals with "Atom Smasher" transmitters to "plow the rows" a few minutes prior to the start of the net.


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: Pete, WA2CWA on March 12, 2014, 02:29:59 PM
We need to enlist Timmy or one of the other guys/gals with "Atom Smasher" transmitters to "plow the rows" a few minutes prior to the start of the net.

If SSB stations are transmitting in the frequency area of interest, why would you want to incite possible deliberate interference to "plow the rows", since that's what you would be doing.


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: ka4koe on March 12, 2014, 03:50:53 PM
...not if you're plowing the rows in an empty field, so to speak.


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: WA2ROC on March 18, 2014, 09:48:19 AM
Last night I was one of the 7 or 8 AM'ers on 14.327 or so after 7 PM EDST. 

KD6OS Ralph
W0VMC Robert
N2XD John

And several others that are listed on a note pad that's back in the ham shack this morning.

And to the fellow from Florida (I think...) who said we were off frequency, here's my reply. 

I was on 14.27 "something" megacycles because the analog scale on the 50+ year old Mohawk receiver only gets that close.

Anyway, most of us heard just about everyone else and we had a great time.


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: ka4koe on March 18, 2014, 02:36:22 PM
I'll try and join you guys next week. I've got to find a little time to replace the failed coarse loading caps in my Valiant. I've also been distracted with an SB220, that is requiring a little work as well.


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: kb3ouk on March 31, 2014, 07:49:41 PM
About 5 minutes ago I was hearing Timtron perfectly on my little battery powered portable wiith a wire thrown out the window, then the band died suddenly, at least the path between me and Maine did, because a little bit later Dave, W9AD comes in so strong it sounded like he was sitting out in the front yard.


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: ka4koe on April 14, 2014, 07:56:42 PM
On right now, hearing most but bad band conditions.


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: Pete, WA2CWA on April 14, 2014, 08:39:40 PM
On right now, hearing most but bad band conditions.

Long haul stuff (anything 2500 to 3000 or more miles away) seems to be blasting in. Conditions are good.


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: DMOD on April 15, 2014, 04:12:57 PM
I heard Jim WD5JKO and answered him on 14.223 and 14.330 but no joy, he couldn't hear me. His audio sounded distorted for some reason.

Tim, WA1HYellarR was strong for about 10 minutes and then the band went through the floor.

Phil - AC0OB

 


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: WD5JKO on April 15, 2014, 05:52:42 PM
I heard Jim WD5JKO and answered him on 14.223 and 14.330 but no joy, he couldn't hear me. His audio sounded distorted for some reason.
Tim, WA1HYellarR was strong for about 10 minutes and then the band went through the floor.
Phil - AC0OB

  Phil, sorry about not picking you up...I just did not hear you..

   I was having problems with my Flex3000 reacting to a high RF environment. This all started after getting the GSB-201 amplifier in the chain. I finally made a big improvement by taking the twisted pair audio line into the rear Flex DB-9 connector, and running that line three time through a 1.5" long type 43 ferrite bead. My impedance meter showed that three turns through that bead had > 500 ohms from 80-20M. The raspy and peaked audio issue went away.

   I ended up talking to Timtron from about 8:30PM to 10PM CDT with S9 + signals both ways. The band was completely quiet with no one in the pan adapter except for us.

Jim
Wd5JKO


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: ka4koe on April 22, 2014, 07:44:56 AM
Great net last night!


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: KD6OS on April 22, 2014, 08:46:10 AM
Yes it sure was, Best turnout that we have had that i can remember. I had 14 on my list and could copy 10 stations at some point in the evening.

GREAT TURNOUT

KD6OS, Ralph


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: ka4koe on April 22, 2014, 10:14:20 AM
I feel like I may be moved out of the Papa Whiskey category temporarily, on a trial basis.


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: WD5JKO on April 25, 2014, 01:55:06 PM
I feel like I may be moved out of the Papa Whiskey category temporarily, on a trial basis.

Perhaps, but that inverted L ain't making it into central Texas. I noticed that the Tron heard you well, and no mention about a sock in your mouth. Good Job!

Jim
Wd5JKO


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: WX1WX on April 28, 2014, 01:20:56 PM
Is this still an active net?
de WX1WX camped outside of Pittsburgh
only have about 35 watts of AM



Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: WA2ROC on April 28, 2014, 01:49:03 PM
You may well be heard by the mid-Westerners and far-Westerners, but probably not us East Coasters.

Tonight, same Bat time, same Bat channel.

Join us please


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: WX1WX on April 28, 2014, 02:05:49 PM
I will try if the storms and lightning don't make me ground my Long Wire !

Thanks for the quick response-

de WX1WX



Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: Ralph W3GL on April 28, 2014, 08:03:50 PM

There is a group on 14338 right now but I'm only hearing Oklahoma and west...  Long skip, etc...


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: WX1WX on April 28, 2014, 08:17:03 PM
I'm hearing some folks on 14.335, but the band is getting beat up de WX1WX
I think its the FLAM group-


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: W2VW on April 28, 2014, 08:17:52 PM
Feelip sounding great here as I type.


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: KB2WIG on April 28, 2014, 08:43:48 PM
pF is the channel master. Steve from TumTum was very loud also.


No one wants to talk to me.


klc


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: ka4koe on April 29, 2014, 08:18:07 AM
KLC, of course not. The whole of AMFone is angry with you. If you don't know why, then I'm not going to tell you anyway.


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: KB2WIG on April 29, 2014, 11:28:30 AM
 but, but  I  have value.



klc

 One of these days, I'll get a maul and then I be an  AM gangstra!!  STRAP!  Then u all b sory.


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: ka4koe on April 30, 2014, 12:44:38 PM
Sure you do.....as an amusing diversion to torture and taunt at our will.


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: WD5JKO on August 04, 2014, 12:32:32 PM
   We have been meeting pretty regularly on 14330 every Monday evening around 6:30 pm cst. There are usually 5-6 stations, and sometimes coast to coast. I will not make it tonight, Aug 4th. Hope I can be back for the following Monday night.

Jim
Wd5JKO


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: WA2ROC on August 04, 2014, 12:56:50 PM
If there are no storms in the area, I'll be on the air at about 7:30 EDT, 14.330 +/- a few.

Looks clear so far.....


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: KL7OF on August 05, 2014, 09:05:27 AM
Monday Aug 4.....Heard Wa1hlr (PW)...Wa2roc (PW) and Kd6os (59)  Condx were bad...lots of static and weak signals.....


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: WA2ROC on August 25, 2014, 09:23:00 AM
Missed the last 2 weeks for various reasons.  Tonight looks like great conditions. 

See y'all at 7:30 PM local time, or should I say "Hear y'all"?


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: WD5JKO on August 25, 2014, 09:26:44 AM

I won't make it tonight. We had a nice group in there last week.

Jim
Wd5JKO


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: ka4koe on August 25, 2014, 08:03:35 PM
At least a dozen stations. Nice net still in progress.


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: KL7OF on August 26, 2014, 09:27:06 AM
Got on 14330 a little later than usual...you guys must have all been gone...I called CQ and worked a couple rice box stations...one was portable VE3 north of Calgary....He was 25 watts and on Generator power....


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: W7NGA on August 26, 2014, 11:34:53 AM
Steve, you were S1 here on San Juan Island last night.



Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: KL7OF on August 26, 2014, 02:58:38 PM
S1 is pretty good for 20 meters considering we are only about 250 mi distance..
Thanks for the report


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: KL7OF on September 01, 2014, 11:45:32 PM
9-1-2014 Monday ... got on 14330 about 7 PM pacific time worked the following stations...

Wa4njy 20 watts Florida
W2IQK Carl 805 HB New York
KK4LDD James GA. Ts440
K0RJV Bob Iowa Ts 440 and amp
KC4FWS Jim FL  FLex
KJ4QVJ  Vince FL FT950 and $x1 160 Dipole
W5JAY drive by
WA1 HLR and W0VMC and I closed up the session as the signals were building... 

BT


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: WA2ROC on September 02, 2014, 09:01:22 AM
Steve, you were S9 last nite at about 8:00 local time and I think you heard me, but not well.  I also heard Carl and James a little, but shut down at 8:30 due to lots of QSB.  Maybe I should have stayed around longer.

maybe next week.....


Title: 20 AM this week....
Post by: KL7OF on September 10, 2014, 02:20:39 PM
Right now Wednesday  sept 10,  11:15 PST WWV 15 MHz is boiling in...yet the 20 meter ham band seems devoid of signals...
  Yesterday afternoon I worked W1LYD from his cabin in the Yukon..We talked for over an hour on 14330 and no breakers...Brian was very strong here...
   The Monday afternoon 14330 group was large this week..15 stations heard here in Tum Tum,WA.. coast to coast     I'm going to make some noise on 14330...AM    Steve


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: N8SDR on September 29, 2014, 08:33:21 PM
As of 8:20 EST

Following where on this evening:

W1ZB
K9GAS
W4KTM
KB1VWC
WA1HLR
N5AEA
WA5VGO
W0LS
K7FBB
W5JAY
W9AD
KD0ZS
KL7OF

and myself, good hearing everyone this evening

Band was a little noisy and some QSB, but decent to booming signals and lots of nice audio as well

Tim WA1HLR, Harry W0LS and Steve KB1VWC - Booming into Hamilton Ohio this evening

Rick

N8SDR




Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: K4RT on September 29, 2014, 10:22:53 PM
I had planned to check in, but I'm too close to the eastern stations.  I could hear only W0LS & W9AD here in Virginia ... both had commanding signals.


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: ka4koe on October 14, 2014, 09:09:33 AM
Good net last night. NE guys coming in lima charlie with KL7OF PW but readable in SE GA. Friend W1GUD Warren and Timtron (Warren at Timtron's) 30 DB/S9 consistent. Haven't been able to get on many Monday nets as of late due to tstorm activity (tstorms delayed one day and will be here today). Many good comments on the Valiant/new ANT. Approximately a dozen total check-ins but do not have list handy as I type this.

FEELEEP


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: WA2ROC on November 03, 2014, 02:53:14 PM
Gonna get back on the good ol' Apache and loop tonight.  The V2 and dipole just isn't set up for talkin' to the folks out west.


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: WA2ROC on January 06, 2015, 11:44:19 AM
Last night on the net, Ralph KD6OS asked, "What happened to Brad, WS4B?"

I looked at his QRZ page and found this:



 "Selling off gear, as I have decided to go QRT."

 "To the friends I have made on the air, I'll never forget you. It's just time for me to move on............"

 "I always loved the ragchew!"

That about answers Ralph's question.

73's Brad.


I also talked to Ed, N5AEA, who was MOBILE on 20 meter AM.  Nice signal too!



Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: WA2ROC on February 09, 2015, 02:45:15 PM
Is anybody interested in getting the net back working again?  I haven't heard much in 2 or 3 Mondays.


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: N8SDR on March 09, 2015, 09:11:09 PM
March 9th Monday AM Group:

If I left anyone off this evening I apologize

Those heard and worked-by N8SDR

NE1S
KD0ZS
KB1VWC
WA1HLR
W9AD
N5AEA
WA2ROC
W1LYD
N4JOY
W0VMC

Good signals on just about everyone (KB1VWC-WA1HLR and NE1S very nice signals into Hamilton, Ohio tonight)
Nice to hear the activity this Monday evening
 

Rick
N8SDR


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: WA2ROC on March 10, 2015, 07:12:35 AM
It was the best conditions I have experienced on the Net in months.  Good to hear all the activity back again.

One member said, and I agree, "...it's time to get off 160 on Mondays and get back on the 20 meter net...".


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: N8SDR on March 16, 2015, 07:40:12 PM
3-16-2015

Hearing / Working

W1ZB
W5WVI
KA4KOE
KB1VWC
W0VMC

Nice to hear the AM activity again on 20M

Rick- N8SDR


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: WA2ROC on March 17, 2015, 07:20:03 AM
I joined in late last night, only hearing Robert W0VMC signing off to get some dinner.  I listened and thought I heard N8SDR but he is usually down in the noise level here in NC due to the proximity of our stations.

I was then joined by N4JOY Chris in Sebring FL and then by Ralph KD6OS, who was part of the first group.   We talked for a while but nobody was around to add to the group.

Yes, it is nice to hear lots of rigs on the air, but I wonder where the West Coasters, and Far Westers were.


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: w5omr on March 17, 2015, 12:37:43 PM
WS4B - Brad, Tampa, FL FT-102, SB220, 5/9+10-20
WD5JKO - Jim, Round Rock, TX, G76, GSB201, 5/9 to 5/9+10
KD6OS - Ralph, Porum, OK, 5/9 to 5/9+10
N2XD - John, Franklin, NC, S7 about 70% copy
WA2ROC - Dick, Durham, NC, no copy, too close to my location

I keep forgetting about Monday nights.  Someone needs to text me and remind me.  Either while I'm mobile or at the house, I can get on 20m AM.


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: Pete, WA2CWA on March 17, 2015, 01:49:25 PM
I heard nothing except some ssb on 14.335 MHz.


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: WA2ROC on March 17, 2015, 02:50:21 PM
We always try to keep away from SSBers.  Last night we were down around 14.326 +/-


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: Pete, WA2CWA on March 17, 2015, 03:24:55 PM
We always try to keep away from SSBers.  Last night we were down around 14.326 +/-

Didn't make any difference; I still didn't hear anyone.


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: N8SDR on March 23, 2015, 08:31:50 PM
March 23 2015

AM Group

KE7TRP
WA2ROC
NE1S
KB1VWC
W1ZB
W5WVI
WA1HLR
KD60S
K5HFG
KD0ZS

There were a handful of others that checked in a bit later but I did not copy them-Sorry

NE1S- WA1HLR- KB1VWC very good signals here

Both KE7TRP and W5WVI kept building through evening and had very nice signals when I signed out

Great to hear the AM activity building

Rick
N8SDR


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: K0ARA on March 23, 2015, 11:15:46 PM
  Chris N4JOY and I finished the evening out. Tim WA1HLR,Clark KE7TRP was in the mix. I also heard Rick N8SDR when the Globe Champ filaments were warming up.
Great band conditions into the Midwest.

 Mike


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: KX5JT on March 24, 2015, 12:07:24 AM
What time do you guys get started on Monday evenings?  I check around 7 pm Central but there's a "YL net" on 14.332 lsb everytime I listen.


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: N8SDR on March 24, 2015, 08:01:41 AM
What time do you guys get started on Monday evenings?  I check around 7 pm Central but there's a "YL net" on 14.332 lsb everytime I listen.

A few start about 6:00 EST
With what seems to be majority in around 7-7:30 EST - From what I hear n this location

and yes there is a YL net right above but usually here they are fairly weak and not in too long after things start

On that note from what I have seen and heard 14.325-327 seems to be a bit more open most of the time and often the group  moves down in that general area

Rick


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: N8SDR on March 30, 2015, 07:58:49 PM
3-30-2015

Band not like the last couple weeks

This evening :

KB1VWC
N5AEA
W9AD
K4ULP
K1KW
W1ZB
N4JOY- checked in as I was checking out

Rick-N8SDR


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: W6ZKH on March 30, 2015, 08:04:56 PM
I hear most of them pretty good, but they dont answer me, as I am on the "wrong coast"... K1KW was 40 over here with his "ill transmitter", haha ??? ???

John W6ZKH


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: KL7OF on March 30, 2015, 08:17:13 PM
I was able to check the band about 2300Z...Heard no AM....you guys were all done?


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: N8SDR on April 06, 2015, 08:31:44 PM
4-6-2015

Had to get out earlier than I planed but here the list I had:

N5AEA
KD60S
NE1S
KA3STN/5
KE7TRP
KA4KOE
WA1HLR
KD0ZS
KB1VWC
K9GAS
W0VMC
N4JOY


Also in but not heard at my location:

K9DVL
K4ULP

Band wasn't all that great this evening, and had a few small t-storms about:

Rick
N8SDR


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: WD5JKO on April 07, 2015, 07:14:03 AM
We had a second group last night on 14320. One person from 14313 came by to drop a few 'F' bombs, but other then that the frequency was clear.

Contacts included:

WA2ROC
KA3STN/5 on natural power
KE7TRP
KD0ZS
NE1S
W0VMC
WA1HLR
K9LPA
KA4KOE
W7CPA
W9AD
N5AEA
WD5JKO

WA1HLR was still going past 10 PM EST..

Jim
Wd5JKO


Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: N8SDR on April 07, 2015, 09:05:08 PM
We had a second group last night on 14320. One person from 14313 came by to drop a few 'F' bombs, but other then that the frequency was clear.

Contacts included:

WA2ROC
KA3STN/5 on natural power
KE7TRP
KD0ZS
NE1S
W0VMC
WA1HLR
K9LPA
KA4KOE
W7CPA
W9AD
N5AEA
WD5JKO

WA1HLR was still going past 10 PM EST..

Jim
Wd5JKO


Jim

Had I known you were getting crap down there I would have ask the group to move down to 320,

I started a little earlier than usual since we had storms moving in and wasn't sure how long I would get to do some AM.
When I started there was a slop bucket group around 322 so I settled in on 327 since a few other slop buckets were around 330.
when I popped down there you were in QSO with WA2ROC and seemed like you guys were having a good QSO when I mentioned a group was up the band

Rick



Title: Re: 14330 AM Group RIGHT NOW
Post by: KL7OF on September 21, 2015, 09:33:07 PM
9-21-15  0000Z  5 PM PST  I heard   'K!GUP ...PW  and KD6OS...PW Condx not good...now 0130 Z 530 PM PST I'm calling CQ..No Joy 14330 kHz....
I'll  look for you guys next Monday..
UPDATE  0150 Z  I have been working Ron K5RPM for 15 minutes....25 watts rice box ground mounted vertical from Texas...he's q5   S5..
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